Mario Cucinella, Dipl. Architect
Born in Italy the 29-08-1960, Mario Cucinella graduated from the Genoa University Architecture Faculty in 1987 and founded Mario Cucinella Architects in Paris in 1992 and in Bologna in 1999.
His work has always shown a special focus on themes connected with environmental planning and sustainability in architecture. Among his outstanding achievements are the SIEEB Sino-Italian Ecological Building in Peking, the CSET Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies in the University of Nottingham campus in Ningbo, China, the new Civic Offices in Bologna, the new headquarters for 3M Italia in Milan, the new building for ARPA - Regional Agency for the Environment – in Ferrara, the mixed-use building Santander – the first Cened certified Class A building in the area – in Milan and the research project for the 100K € Home.
As well as his architectural design activities, Mario Cucinella also devotes himself to the research and development of industrial design products and to teaching: he holds the position of visiting Professor at Nottingham University and, until last year, taught Architectural Technology at the Faculty of Architecture in Ferrara. He also regularly gives lectures, in Italy and abroad.
Among his prizes, the Mipim Green Building Award 2009 (Cannes, France), the Architectural Review Future Projects Award 2009 (Cannes, France), the International Architecture Award (USA 2007) from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, the Energy Performance+Architecture Award (Paris, 2005) and the Special Award for the Environment at the Cityscape World Architecture Congress (Dubai, 2005), the Outstanding Architect Prize 2004 from the World Renewable Energy Congress (Denver, USA) and the 1999 Architecture Prize from the Berlin Akademie der Kunste.